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2020 DOODADS ARE FLYING!

The great folks at Tampa International Airport have agreed to host the 8th Annual Re-Purposed Doodad Sculpture Competition in March 2020! See below for timeline, guidelines and other details.

Doodads: Snack Wrappers & Plastic Bags

Theme: Shoes–Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

–Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go

If you have any questions, please use the “Contact Us” form on this website.

Doodad Coordinators,
Jack Wyatt, Kathy Durdin, Dana Warner, Dave Heise

BE A SPONSOR!

We’re looking for sponsors to help support this exhibition – sign up today! Further down on this page you can see some of the sponsors that made the 2019 competition possible.

  • Presenting – $3000
  • Platinum – $2500
  • Gold – $1000
  • Silver – $500
  • Bronze – $250
  • In Kind – various
  • Warren Ely Award for Outstanding Art Educator – $500
  • Support of Title 1 School Involvement by providing art supplies – $300 per school

DOODADS on FOX13 NEWS!

CLICK HERE to view the 3 minute FOX13 “Charlie’s World” feature aired February 11, 2019 that highlights the Doodads competition exhibited during the 2019 Florida State Fair.

DOODADS VIDEO on YouTube!

CLICK HERE to view the 18 minute Doodads documentary by Ethan Huggins, highlighting the successes and history of the Doodads competition. This video was featured at the 2015 Doodads Awards Reception and in the Doodads exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center.

COPYRIGHT— Need to know more about copyright and plagiarism? Click on the image to download the Copyright and Plagiarism guide created by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and adopted by the Doodad Coordinators.

Facebook News

Today is the last day of the physical exhibit of the 7th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition at the Florida Center at the Florida State Fair. It has been a fabulous event. You can continue to enjoy these fabulous creations of the talented young artists at our website, www.doodadoftampa.org.
Thank you to our host and in kind sponsor -- the Florida State Fair Authority -- we have so loved being at the State Fair.
Thank you so much to our generous sponsors.
• Presenting sponsor – Thomas & LoCicero
• Platinum sponsor – The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, and Hillsborough County
• Gold Sponsors – Suncoast Federal Credit Union, KDurdin Consulting, and Tampa Printer
• Silver Sponsor – BNY Mellon, Allegro Senior Living, and Las Damas De Arte
• Bronze Sponsor – Interplay Space
• In-Kind Sponsors
o Hillsborough County Public Schools
o Tampa Regional Artists
o Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts
o AAA
o Politicus
We are already looking forward to next year, with the theme "Shoes, a Treat for Your Feet", doodads plastic bags and snack wrappers. Guidelines are available on our website.
Happy creating!
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10 months ago  ·  

Congratulations to Emelyn Harvey for her Honorable Mention award winning entry at the 7th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition, on display now through February 18 at the Florida Center at the Florida State Fair. "The piece is a ‘Chimera’ of some of the most critically endangered animals in the world, many of which serve key roles in the ecosystem they take part in. The animals represented are the Amur Leopard, Javan Rhino, Tiger, Giant Chinese Salamander, Saola, Vaquita, Leatherback Seaturtle, and Spix’s Macaw." ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Savannah Watson for the Honorable Mention award winning entry at the 7th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition, on display now through February 18 at the Florida Center at the Florida State Fair. "It's not well unknown that the Earth's elephant population is declining especially in Asia's ecosystem. The World Wide Fund for Nature provides sanctum for these beautiful creatures, but that's not enough. My piece is inspired by the great organization(s) that help elephants with their big presence and gentle nature. They`re worth saving!" ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Gleimi Dejesus for the Honorable Mention award winning entry at the 7th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition, on display now through February 18 at the Florida Center at the Florida State Fair. "I made a turtle that is injured by a straw through it's nose. It's a well-known epidemic now that turtles are affected largely by straws and other plastic in the sea and that's what I wanted to depict with my sculpture. In the process of making the turtle, I used a variety of soda cans and clear tape for the shell, and paper mache maps over the armature for the rest of the sculpture. The whole sculpture is on glass shafts and tilted to make the turtle look like it's swimming." ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Destiny Vargas for her Honorable Mention award winning entry at the 7th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition, on display now through February 18 at the Florida Center at the Florida State Fair. "The structure contains a depiction of the endangered animal, a Manis Pangolin." ... See MoreSee Less

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Presenting Sponsor in 2019:

Our 2019 Presenting Sponsor is the law firm of Thomas & LoCicero!

Platinum Sponsors:

The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation continues as a Platinum sponsor of the 2019 competition. .

“The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation is pleased to support this program designed to reinforce arts education and challenge students at all grade levels, as well as build the 4 C’s of 21st Century skills, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. The exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center showcases this creativity to the entire community, ” said Sandy Rief, President, Frank E. Duckwall Foundation.

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